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environments, so i think there's plenty of evidence showing women are capable of handling those jobs. >> this goes back to 1994, when this rule was put in place. why do you think it hasn't been looked at? what more needs to be done? >> for a number of years, we weren't really actively at war. so people weren't really looking at it. while we were at war, people were focused on getting the job done. but personally, i'm a little surprised that since we have been at war for ten years, people haven't looked at the reality of what is going on on the ground in iraq and afghanistan and how they're making more steps to move this away. i think they're headed there now. better late than never, i suppose. we need to see this happen here soon. >> in getting ready for this segment with you, we contacted the department of defense to get their comment on the lawsuit. they say they don't comment on pending litigation. but i'm curious why leon panetta -- clearly these guidelines barring women from advancing to certain positions in the military were in place well before he was appointed secretary of de
throughout that whole period. women have performed extremely well in all of those environments, so i think even within our own country there's plenty of evidence suggesting that women are very capable of handling these jobs. >> you know, the military's official policy towards service women goes back to 1994. that's when this rule was put in place. why do you think it hasn't been looked at? what more needs to be done? >> well, you know, for a number of years there we weren't really actively at war so people weren't really looking at it and while we were at war people were concerned about fighting the fight and getting the job done, but personally i'm a little surprised that since we have been at war for ten years people haven't looked more closely at this and haven't looked at the reality of that's going on on the ground in iraq and afghanistan and how they have been making more steps to move us away. i think we're head there had now, better late than never, i suppose, and need to see this happen here soon. >> getting ready for the segment, contacted the department of defence to get their c
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